(Closed) Centerpieces- No candle or Flowers

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I used to work at a banquet hall and one cute non-floral thing i saw someone do was have square mirrors on the center of the table and then a glass bowl of water with a floating candle in it.  It was simple but really pretty.  They also had little tea lights around it.  Those don’t give off much heat, I wouldn’t worry about that!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Potted plants would make beautiful, inexpensive centerpieces (depending on what kind of plants and how many)

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are doing fruit.  I think I’m going to go with different sized green apples, but I’ve done sliced limes for events before and it is fantastic! Just go to costco or your local grocery store and load up. I put mine in a various vases and filled them with water. Not sure what your wedding colors are, but chances are you can find a fruit in the appropriate color. Waaayyyy cheaper than doing 100% floral… but if you want, you can add some flowers to the fruit and it looks really nice. 

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

PS I think the image in your post is adorable! 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m doing hydrangea.  I bought or borrowed the vases, and my florist is putting three large hydrangea in each one for 16.50 each centerpiece.. pretty good deal.  It was cheaper than even buying the fake ones!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

A friend of mine bought large foam or cardboard letters of her new last name then glued pictures of them with their guests all over it.  Each table had a different centerpiece, and each one was customized to the guests at that table.  Very cute, and affordable!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I think fruit is a great idea and very suitable for an outdoor wedding. Those pictures of elizabeth.blankenhorn are really fascinating.

Another idea could be inspired by herbs or potted plants. I think this is a great ideas for a green wedding

 

Or you can use balloons to decorate

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i like potted plant idea! they look lovely and people can take them home

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you considered wheatgrass? Some of the prettiest centerpices I have seen were squares or rectangles of wheatgrass in a low tray of some sort, with only a few flowers.Plain black laquered trays from Chinese of Japanese stores are particularly attractive. It is also a very reasonably priced centerpiece.

The flowers need to be inserted into florist tubes then the tubes are inserted into the wheatgrass.The trays of wheatgrass can be purchased from whomever supplies your local healthfood stores, and delivered or picked up a couple of days ahead of the wedding. You cut it into the size of pieces you need for the trays you are using, placxe it into the tray, then add the flowers.

You can see from these pictures that you can use many different containers and only a few flowers.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We also considered doing small cakes for every table… with small vases of a single bud and votives around it..

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

You could do something very easily like you have posted.  If you have a dollar store, you could get silver picture frames.  I saw a photo from someone’s wedding using tin cans with bright colored labels, things like tomato sauce.  Those would be easy to throw a few flowers in.  If you wanted to put roses (or another flower) in a small vase or glass make sure to get ones that have a larger bottom, so they don’t tip over easy!  You have quite a while.  Are you able to plant flowers?  Do you have friends that can plant flowers? Or a farmer’s market nearby?   🙂 Rhonda

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